Wednesday, August 31, 2016

More than 300 reindeer killed by lightning in Norway

Source Website: http://news.asiaone.com/news/world/more-300-reindeer-killed-lightning-norway
By Agence France-Presse, AFP, Tuesday, 30 August 2016


Tragedy as 300 reindeer drop dead after ENORMOUS mass lightning strike
PHOTO: Tragedy as 300 reindeer drop dead after ENORMOUS mass lightning strike
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Oslo - More than 300 wild reindeer have been killed by lightning in southern Norway, Norwegian officials said on Monday, in the largest such incident known to date. 

The 323 reindeer, including 70 young, were found on Friday by a gamekeeper on the Hardangervidda plateau, a national park where Europe's largest herd of some 10,000 wild reindeer roam freely.

Television footage showed the animals' dead bodies lying close together on the ground.

"There were very strong storms in the area on Friday. The animals stay close together in bad weather and these ones were hit by lightning," an official from the Norwegian Environment Agency, Kjartan Knutsen, told AFP.



There were very strong storms in the area on Friday.
PHOTO: There were very strong storms in the area on Friday. The animals stay close together in bad weather and these ones were hit by lightning.
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Reindeer are social creatures and usually move in packs.

"It's unusual. We've never seen anything like this on this scale," Knutsen said.  Norwegian authorities have yet to decide what to do with the animals.  "We're going to decide soon whether to let nature run its own course or whether we will do something," he said. 

Of the 323 reindeer killed, five had to be put down due to their injuries. 

There are some 25,000 wild tundra reindeer in Norway, located in the southern mountain ranges, according to experts.

By Agence France-Presse, AFP, Tuesday, 30 August 2016



There are some 25,000 wild tundra reindeer in Norway, located in the southern mountain ranges, according to experts.
PHOTO: Reindeer is that they're are of the species Rangifer tarandus. Which is the exact same as... Caribou. So essencially there is no difference between reindeer and caribou.
Caribou cows and bulls both grow distinctive antlers and bull antlers can reach 4 feet in width! A Caribou calf can run for 90 minutes. It must do this to keep up with the rest of the migration herds. - Daisy Diaries: It's All About the Reindeer
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Fairy tale's Reindeer
PHOTO: Reindeer, or caribou, can outperform all other land animals in their energy efficiency - so are a fitting choice as the legendary Christmas sleigh-pullers! They're more usually seen on their mammoth annual migration to the Arctic during which the North American herds might travel for more than 5,000km - an extraordinary feat that takes them further than any other land animals.
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Girl in fairy dress and reindeer in the forest
PHOTO: Forest fairy photo shoot
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